tv Late Night With Seth Meyers CBS February 13, 2016 12:37am-1:37am EST
[ cheers and applause ] >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- dakota johnson, from broadway's "something rotten" actor brian d'arcy james, acadamy award nominated director and screenwriter adam mckay, music from carly rae jepsen, featuring the 8g band with fred armisen and janet weiss. eers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers! >> seth: good evening, i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how's everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] very, very good to hear. let's get to the news. this weekend's snowstorm jonas dumped almost 27 inches of snow on new york city and it's still not the whitest thing named jonas. [ laughter ] the latest cbs poll has bernie sanders beating hillary clinton by 1% in iowa
folding chair. [ laughter ] hillary clinton said yesterday that she feels great about her chances to be the democratic nominee and bill clinton said "hillary, it's 3:30 in the morning. go back to sleep." [ laughter ] "but i feel great." over the weekend while talking about the loyalty of his supporters donald trump said this. >> i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters, okay? it's like incredible. [ laughter ] >> seth: what the hell is going on? [ laughter ] is donald trump running for president or trying to get out of jury duty? "i could murder with impunity and everyone would still love me." "okay, juror five is dismissed." [ laughter ] now in fairness he was just talking about the loyalty of his supporters though it doesn't sound like he was complimenting the loyalty of his supporters. he sounds like he's complaining about a clingy girlfriend. i could shoot people on 5th avenue and she would still text
[ laughter ] she's crazy. one thing's for sure, if donald trump started shooting people on 5th avenue he wouldn't hit any trump supporters. [ laughter ] they're not going to sach's, they're over in times square at the m&m store. [ applause ] jeb bush joked in a new interview that he'd like to appear in a g-rated episode of showtime series "homeland" and would like his character to kill a terrorist with his bare hands. so i think jeb might be a little confused about what can be in a g-rated movie. also i don't think donald trump is technically a terrorist. [ laughter ] a new type of smart yoga pants have been developed that make a sound when the wearer is using correct form for a pose. unfortunately, this is the sound.
[ laughter ] >> seth: and finally a swedish company has developed a new satin tuxedo designed to fit on the penis. it's the suit that says "hey, i don't know what women want." [ laughter ] we have a great show for you tonight, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] she is the star of the new film "how to be single," dakota johnson is with us tonight. [ cheers and applause ] he is one of the stars of broadway's "something rotten." he's also in the fantastic film "spotlight." evening. [ cheers and applause ] he is an academy award nominated director for "the big short," to talk to us about that. [ cheers and applause ] and we'll have music from carly rae jepsen. so how about that for a fantastic show? [ applause ] but before we get to all of that, here at the show we believe that no matter how
can still have common ground and to prove it it's time once again for "venn diagrams." [ applause ] >> seth: you remember "venn diagrams" we take two seemingly separate groups and find out what they have in common. first up, on one side we have donald trump's poll numbers. on the other side we have christmas decorations. and in the middle we have things that shouldn't still be up. [ laughter and applause ] up next -- it's late enough. [ cheers and applause ] we're in late january. new york snowstorm. on the other side we have white people dancing. and in the middle we have two feet on the ground. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: up next, on one side we thrones." on the other side we have the carpet. in the middle we have white walkers.
moving on, on one side we have millennials. on the other side we have werther's originals. in the middle we have, things bernie sanders has in his pocket. [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> seth: moving on. on one side we have your lips in the winter. on the other side we have a sean penn interview. in the middle we have el chapo. [ laughter and applause ] my lips are el chapo. moving on, on one side we have the powerball winner. on the other side we have their boss. and in the middle we have they gone. [ laughter ] they are not sticking around. moving on, on one side we have, okay looks like the actors arnold schwarzenegger, jason statham, and dolph lundgren. on the other side we have republican presidential candidates rand paul, mike huckabee, and carly fiorina. and in the middle we have the expendables. [ laughter and applause ] the expendables. [ applause ] and finally, on one side we things you see in the men's
on the other side we have things you see in thrift stores. and in the middle we have unwanted junk. [ laughter ] that's "venn diagrams." we'll be right back with dakota johnson. [ cheers and applause ] good morning sunset. good morning night. good morning neon, shining bright. good morning hunger. good morning stars. good morning people who just left bars. good morning gamers. good morning moon. good morning morning.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody and please give it up for the 8g band. we're very excited because this week sitting in with the 8g band, miraculously she made it in last night all the way from portland. from sleater-kinney, janet weiss is on the drums this week. [ cheers and applause ] be sure to check out sleater-kinney's latest record, the critically acclaimed "no cities to love" available now. thank you so much for being here janet. really appreciate it. [ applause ] >> thanks for having me. >> seth: and, you may noticed also back with us fred armisen. [ cheers and applause ] great to have you buddy. and fred you had to do some serious traveling as well because you were coming from london. >> fred: yes, so this is real. i went from -- you know, my flight was cancelled from london to new york and i wanted to make it here so i did london to reykjavik, reykjavik to boston, boston amtrak down here. >> seth: now -- so we were texting during your amtrak. because you will admit -- how much do you know about
>> fred: i think very little to none. >> seth: little to none. [ light laughter ] and you were on a train from boston to new york last night during the afc championship game and you texted me and asked why are all the people on the train going crazy? [ laughter ] >> fred: well, it was like all of a sudden i just heard this dead silence and then a huge cheer and then dead silence for a much longer time. [ laughter ] and i really didn't know what playoff it was. i didn't know what sport it was. [ light laughter ] but could tell because it was boston. i was like this has to do with boston. >> seth: yes. >> this has something to do with boston. [ light laughter ] >> seth: you were a real sherlock homes. you deduced it. [ laughter ] >> fred: but then i thought maybe it's because everyone's just happy that they're all together. you know what i mean? [ laughter ] like, maybe they're all like, oh, we're on a train -- [ laughter ] hooray. [ laughter ] >> seth: and then when people boo'd it was oh, someone got off. [ laughter ] >> yeah, like, aww.
>> those are our friends. um yeah, so that's what happened. >> seth: it was fantastic getting a text from you wondering is this an event going on or do you think people on this train are just happy to be together? [ laughter ] i was heartbroken to tell you, no, it's the first. >> fred: and it's funny also that it was you who i texted. like, right away i was like seth knows about this. >> seth: i'm glad i can be your connection to all things sports. and we're so happy to have you here, welcome back fred >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: you know our first guest from her break out role in 50 shades of grey and starting february 12th you can see her in single." let's take a look. cause it's still daylight wait 4 hours to respond. tom. >> anything sooner implies that co-dependent and incapable of a simple hook up which is all he is good for. >> i think i could actually be like a good-- >> and when you respond do not respond in full sentences. tit punch you.
>> no, no, oh, no. >> you can have this back at the end of the day. an emoji? >> seth: please welcome to the show, dakota johnson. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: it's so great to see you. you look beautiful. >> thanks. >> seth: the movie, it's very nice. i can tell from the trailer you play someone a little bit more age appropriate to yourself. because you're 26 and you have already in your carreer played a couple of mothers. >> yeah. >> seth: so is it nice now to actually play someone age appropriate? >> i mean, i guess. well, no, i don't really know because i kind of act like a mom without kids. >> seth: you're living the mom social life without the kids.
like this blizzard was the best thing that ever happened because i had an excuse to not leave my >> seth: oh, that's great. >> at all. >> seth: so people should obviously -- there should be an awesome movie about your life because it [ laughter ] yeah. >> seth: yeah, called "staying in." >> yeah, called "doing nothing." [ laughter ] "doing nothing." >> seth: so what is this for those who would be curious what is "how to be single" about? >> it's about a group of four girls who are sort of in and out of relationships and coming to terms with what it means to be a single woman in the world. [ laughter ] >> seth: you're saying that like you're reading it off the poster for the first time. [ laughter ] >> well, it's how to be single. it's on the title. >> seth: yeah, well -- [ laughter ] look, if you just throw that back in my face the first time i would have given you points.
this movie. some very funny people. rebel wilson, allison brie, leslie mann. rebel wilson i would assume is very -- beucase you shot it here in new york? >> yes. >> seth: and i would assume, when you're shooting because you did a lot of stuff out in the streets. is she well-known? is she someone who draws a lot of attention? >> yeah. it's like so much attention. we were shooting outside of an elementary school one day and we walked out of the location we were shooting and it was like mayhem. >> seth: just kids. >> kids screaming for her. >> seth: how do they know her mostly? >> from "pitch perfect" i would assume. >> seth: "pitch perfect." >> so she walked out and it was like crazy and then i walked out and they were like, "rebel!" [ laughter ] and then i kind of realized that it's probably a good thing that they don't know. >> seth: it's better they don't know your work, yeah. [ laughter ] yeah. any kid in middle school's like "oh my god, dakota," like immediately the guidence counciler's like i need your parents to come in. [ laughter ] i need to talk to your parents
questions about how they're seeing media. >> yeah. >> seth: so leslie mann recently gave you a people's choice award. that was very nice that she would do that for you. >> they probably paid her. >> seth: do you think she got paid a little something from the people's choice? >> no, i think she actually loves me. >> seth: okay, either way she probably got a gift basket. >> that's why i do things. >> seth: for the gift basket? >> yeah, i want a mug with your name on it. [ laughter ] >> seth: that one's holding my pencils. [ laughter ] >> i'll take that. >> seth: you can have one pencil. do you want one pencil? >> yes. >> seth: okay. you can just choose one. well, randomly. >> okay. [ light laughter ] ugh, white. [ laughter ] >> seth: sorry. >> of course. >> seth: anyway. [ laughter ] i'm glad this trip has been worth while now. >> it's not even one of yours. it's the new york jets. >> seth: well, that's a very, very worthwhile pencil. [ laughter ] there you go. [ light laughter ]
>> seth: that's also in middle school, they put that poster up of you with a pencil there and it says learn to write. [ laughter ] dakota says learn to write. so leslie mann -- i'm glad this were doing chest work here because what i was going to say is leslie mann-- well whose fault was this, you took your award and somehow she hugged you hard enough that your top came off? >> oh, my dress -- yeah. >> seth: what happened? >> that doesn't happen to you? >> seth: i've never been hugged so hard anything has come off. >> well, i hadn't seen her in awhile so i hugged her. it wasn't just like what we did where it was like "hi, nice to see you." because i just saw you five minutes ago. >> seth: yeah, that's true. i did say hi backstage and backstage i should say you hugged me so hard my tie burst off. >> yeah, your pants flew off. >> seth: my pants flew off. >> yeah, it was crazy. >> seth: or at least that was my argument which none of your team seemed to buy. [ laughter ] >> they didn't see nothing. nobody saw nothing.
[ laughter ] >> so leslie, i hugged leslie and then my dress broke. >> seth: okay. >> it was a two piece. so my top almost fell off. >> seth: wow, that would have been the people's choice. [ laughter ] >> yeah, well, yeah. >> seth: so what did you say? what'd you do? >> well, i said the word boobs on live television. i just did it again. [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. you'll be all right. boobs, these days, look, when dakota shows up if we feel like we survived if worst anything is said is boobs. it's like that wasn't that bad. >> true story. >> seth: there you go. thank you so much for being here. i really appreciate it and you can keep the pencil. >> thank you so much. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: dakota johnson everybody. "how to be single" opens in theaters everywhere on february 12th. we'll be right back with more "late night." [ cheers and applause ] getting unlimited data for your family is a struggle. other carriers either don't offer it, or it's too expensive! not t-mobile!
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please welcome to the show brian d'arcy james. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: i am so happy you're here. i'm so impressed with how fresh faced you look and how energetic because currently right now i'm always impressed with the broadway schedule 8 shows a week but it's also award season. you're in the one of the year's best films most feted films and you're flying back and forth to l.a. are you exhausted? >> it's thrilling. i'm not exhausted, i'm riding on a high of caffeine and award ceremony addiction and broadway and it's really a remarkable time for me, actually. but it's mostly fun. >> seth: are you worried about this addiction once the awards are over? >> yeah. i do have a vision of myself just wandering around in a
[ light laughter ] >> seth: now this is your first time through an award season like this. you went out to the golden globes. how was your first red carpet experience? >> well i have done them here in new york. and it's -- a little differere out here because it's -- hollywood. >> seth: it really is. >> so you're in the eye of the storm. and i was a litte nervous and depressed. the person that was with me says don't worry about the red carpet. if there's a beautiful woman in the gown they love to take pictures of the gowns. don't worry if they're not looking at you. i'm fine. i'm happy if they even look up at me at all. so it's time for me to get out there and i -- step on to the red carpet finally and all the photographers -- it's like it's this crazy, crazy wall of photographers. brian, brian, brian, brian and i'm thinking, yeah, yeah! they know who i am. >> seth: there you go. >> and i'm not even wearing a dress. >> seth: yeah. >> and i realize though they're not taking pictures of me though, they're just screaming
they do it differently out here. they just really like to yell first before they take the pictures and then it occurred to me to look behind me and i saw of course brian wilson. >> seth: the more famous brian. >> the beachboy. >> seth: there you go that's -- heartbreaking. >> yeah in the way of the photo. >> seth: what's your name? "oh i'm brian too." they're like, "get out of here." >> just walk away with my head down. >> seth: also this seems to me like i don't know if it is a pro move or rookie move but you tweeted this photo. now why do you have a box of safety pins when you went to the golden globes? >> this is amazing. so i'm challenged. i'm sartorially challenged. i'm lucky to have clothes on now. but when it comes to an event like this you have to dress up. so i put my suit on and i didn't check to see if the buttons were there and of course one button was not there. the one that -- >> seth: the most important button. >> the button. >> seth: yeah. it wasn't there so i get into the car thinking i have to punt so i say on a last chance to the driver, you don't happen to have any safety pins do you?
>> seth: that's fanatasic -- that's an l.a. driver going to an award show. >> he knows. he's been there. >> seth: you don't even know to check your buttons. >> i know, i know. >> seth: and this guy has safety pins. >> i'm so green. yeah. he gave me like a little pack. you're going to need this, this, and that. just take this, and go. >> seth: fantastic. >> but when i got there though it backfired a little bit because the pins were a little too small so it worked but it didn't work and i was constantly doing this the whole time. just getting ready and now i'm getting closer and closer to that moment when brian wilson was going to steal my thunder. >> seth: sure. >> which he always does. [ light laughter ] so i'm cursing to myself in this throng of people. and i hear this voice. >> seth: i bet people thought you were rolling a joint or something. [ light laughter ] guy just fidgeting over there. >> i wish i were that cool. no, it's the guy just playing with his belly button. so i hear this kind voice saying "are you okay?" and i look up and it's melissa
melissa mccarthy. yeah, i'm fine. my button's not working" and then -- her husband and she are so nice and so sweet and we talked about the challenges of the red carpet which is a scintillating conversation and cut to the end of the night and in addition to my button being non-working, all of the studs in my shirt had popped out. they were too small. i didn't check those either. >> seth: gotcha. >> so about half of the ceremony i was trying to find them with my feet under the table and my shirt is wide open now because a tucked shirt doesn't have any buttons. >> seth: exactly, yeah. >> so i get up at the end of the night and my shirt is wide open and i'm trying to kind of discreetly get back to the table and mark ruffalo says who's also in "spotlight" says, "dude man what's wrong with your shirt?" [ light laughter ] i said, "i lost my tux studs." he goes, "where are they?" i said, "they're under the table." "well let's find them." [ light laughter ]
under the table at the global globes. and he's like i found two of them. i found two of them. and i found one. he's so game, right. >> seth: by the way, other people are thinking that guy is trying to find his joint. [ laughter ] >> yeah that's right. they probably were. but we found them all and of course i get up -- by the way that was the worst mark ruffalo impression ever. >> seth: no it was really good. we all thought it was really good. [ light laughter ] >> thank you. i get up and who is standing there but melissa mccarthy. and she says "what is wrong with you?" and i was like i lost my tux studs -- >> seth: i feel like you should have yelled to everyone within earshot "this is my first golden globes." so "something rotten" congratulations on that show which you performed at the tony's just a beautiful song and i have to imagine just a show stopper every night.
it's a song called "it's a musical" where in the writers have concocted an incredible song about all the musicals that ever existed in one big, big number. it literally stops the show every single night and you saw it on the tony's and it was a big success there and what's thrilling for me is i have done a lot of shows but i've never really experienced a true show stopper and people stand up in the middle of the show and it's quite remarkable. it's a joy because, you know, obviously it feels good when things are working and this is such a joyous fun romp of a musical that that particular moment is a very special one. >> seth: also very special you were in the original off broadway production of "hamilton." which was at the public. a fantastic show. congratulations for being a part of that. >> i think it's safe to say i'm the pete best of "hamilton." >> seth: that's right. you got out when the getting is good. >> this isn't going anywhere. >> seth: best of luck you guys. i'm out. is it true that the last night you performed you met hillary clinton, she was at the
>> this is true. as people probably know "hamilton" attracts the most on the planet earth. they all want to go see "hamilton" and rightly so. and so that night was really exciting because hillary clinton and bill clinton were there. everyone was excited about it. i had met them at the kennedy center honors in 1998. i sang there. and my wife and i who were engaged at the time went through the line and we chatted with them and they're everything that people say. they look right at you and you think "oh my god," they see right into my soul. it's incredible and we just got engaged and they were so friendly. she in particular. and so cut to that night i was getting dressed and getting out of the dressing room and my wife got down there pretty fast after the show, down to the green room and there's hillary clinton looking around and trying to wait for someone to say "hey great job." so my wife goes up to her and says hi, mrs. clinton, my name is jennifer, we met a long time
i just told you. now i come out and i'm super excited to meet her and i shake her hand and i say madam secretary i'm pleased to meet you. i said we met -- she said i know. we met in '98 and you just got engaged and now your daughter is 13 years old and going to high school and i'm thinking, we really made an impression on her. [ light laughter ] >> incredible. >> seth: politian's are so smart. >> they're fantastic. >> seth: once given an opportunity to pretend she remembered you she took it. >> she did. >> seth: i only wish your wife had told her things that weren't true. oh i remember, you ate 100 ham sandwiches. >> i would have said yes i did. >> seth: thank you for so much for being here. congratulations on the movie. congratulations on the show. [ cheers and applause ] brian d'arcy james, everybody. "something rotten" is playing at the saint james theater. and "spotlight" is in cinemas now. and we'll be right back with adam mckay. [ applause ] dear, if we had directv, we could put tvs anywhere without looking at cable wires and boxes in every room.
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>> saturday afternoon while the flakes of snow fell and the strong winds blew i made myself a cup of mint tea and sat down to finally read moby dick for the first time. and as i read the final lines you know it's a funny thing, the only romance language philip doesn't happen to speak is italian. i realized i wasn't reading moby dick. i was reading eat pray love.
which explains why there had been so few whales. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to late night everybody. our next guest is a very funny writer and director behind such films as "anchorman," "step brothers" and "talladega nights." he has received academy award nominations for best adapted screenplay as well best directing for his latest film "the big short" which is in theaters now. let's take a look. >> hi lawrence, we have no confidence in your ability to identify macroeconomic trends. >> you flew here to tell me that? why? anyone can see that there's a real estate bubble. >> actually. no one can see a bubble. that's what makes it a bubble. >> that's dumb lawrence. there's always markers. mortgage fraud quintupled since 2000. average take home pay. it's flat but -- home prices are soaring that means they're debt not assents. >> so mike burry guy who gets
doesn't wear shoes knows more than alan greenspan and hank paulson. >> dr. mike burry, yes he does. >> seth: please welcome to the show adam mckay. [ applause ] >> seth: how are you? >> i'm good. >> seth: i'm so happy you're here. >> it's odd to see fred armisen playing base in your band. >> seth: it's really cool though. isn't really cool? >> very cool. >> seth: and it's cool to have you back in the building. you worked here for a long time at snl. you were the head writer at the show when you were here. >> yes. yes. >> seth: and i was as well. there were stories about you because we do not overlap and one of my favorites is you once called lorne in his office and pretended to be yankee manager joe torre.
>> seth: i can't imagine having the nerve to prank call lorne. but you fully did it. >> i'm not sure if it was nerve or i had been there a long time and it was tiredness. >> seth: sure. >> by the way i love lorne. he let me direct for the first time, he hired me. so all love to lorne. however when he would do and you know this, he would do the wednesday night meetings where he would pick the show. they would do the read through and they would have to go with the host and pick all the sketches and it would take a long time. and i would be in the room as head writer an go like "come on, pick up the pace." and loren would have a meal. he'd be eating and we would be talking. so one night i was with will ferrel and it was like 1:00 in the morning and we're sitting there and i'm like i'm sick of this. i go "i'm calling him." and ferrel's like, "what do you mean?" just picked up the phone and i called him and i was like, "hey it's joe torre from the yankees.
and right away his assistants put me through and i said "look, i have a nephew who is gay and you guys are doing a lot of gay humor. maybe just lay off. and there was a long pause and lorne said, "is this adam." [ laughter ] >> seth: i love this movie. and i have read the book and michael lewis does a fantastic job of explaining very difficult things like collateralized debt obligations and the housing bubble and the idea of shorting but at no point was i reading this book and thinking this was cinematic. like how did you pitch this idea to people of making this into a film that was as watchable and entertaining as it is. >> it was something about like i read the book. i picked it up one night at like 9:00 p.m. you know how when you pick up
couldn't put it down. it was a page turner and my wife is annoyed next to me going "are you going to be up for awhile?" and i'm like "i am." so i have to turn my light away and it's 6:00 a.m. and i finished the book and i realized like what did he just do that these characters were so compelling yet i now understand the '07, '08 collapse and it was fun and funny and i just thought i've never read a book like this. there's like three or four books that i would say sort of signify our times and this is one of them and even though i have done all of these absurdist comedies like "anchorman" and "step brothers" and those movies, i just thought i have to make this. >> seth: i'm so glad you did. i also we saw christian bale who's fantastic in the movie. >> amazing. >> seth: an incredible actor i would assume a very intimidating person to direct. especially from somebody who so clearly comes from the comedy
how did you interact with christian bale -- did you guys joke around? was he a person you could have fun with? >> by the way if you ever have a week off where you have the flu, let christian bale take over your desk and let him host your show. >> seth: oh really. >> he's amazing. >> seth: is he that good at it? >> no, he would be odd and awkward and everybody would love to see it and daniel day lewis and then -- [ light laughter ] >> seth: daniel day lewis would need six months to become a talk show host. >> to become you. >> seth: and then be fantastic. >> he'd lose the weight and you'd be like he's better than me? so no so it's christian bale, i'm adam mckay. i'm a moron. so christian bale shows up on set and he's one of the great living actors and by the way, very cool guy. so for the first three or four days i'm very respectful. we're working on his character and by the way, he's amazing in the movie. and finally, about three or four days in i'm like i can't help it.
it's one of the most important moments in the whole movie where he writes the final tally of his hedge fund on the board after everyone has doubted him. he's been physically ill. he's been on the ground writhing and it's the final tally and he walks out of the room -- by the way, one of the great living dp's ever. barry ackroyd who shot "captain phillips" "hurt locker." so it's a beautiful shot and we do three or four takes and it's really good and i go out to christian and i go "that was really good." i go, "maybe you do one take and you just take a beat after you write the number and look in the camera and just go, peace. [ light laughter ] and there was this long pause and he goes, "you know, i don't know if my character would do that." [ light laughter ] and i say, "christian, i'm
and he's like "oh, thank god." [ light laughter ] and from that point on we started goof -- and it turns out christian bale is like really funny and a goof ball. >> seth: well i have a photo of you guys from the critics choice awards. he seems good with you guys now. i will say. [ light laughter ] whatever issues he had, you guys seem like you're thick as thieves now. >> it lead to that. yeah. >> seth: congratulations again. best of luck at the oscars and thank you. please come back any time. >> thank you so much for having me. always great having you. adam mckay everybody. check out "the big short" in theaters now. we'll be back with music from carly rae jepsen. [ applause ] folks, you can't make this stuff up. four bandits chose a prius as their getaway car. bravo-niner, in pursuit of a toyota prius. over. how hard is it to catch a prius? over. this thing is actually pretty fast. over. very funny.
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as i could and started tearing down the road and you know what i said? deblasio, it's called freedom my friend. and i quickly wiped out into a kind of a mailbox and a firehydrant. and i shattered my hip and i started screaming like a weird high pitch scream like, ahh! and i don't have health insurance because i'm an american and i believe in freedom. [ laughter ] and so you, the tax payers have paid for my hip to be fixed and god bless america. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late
their album "emotion" to a host of rave reviews and year end best list's. here to perform her songs "run away with me" and "your type" give it up for carly rae jepson. [ cheers and applause ] you're stuck in my head stuck on my heart stuck on my body, body i wanna go get out of here i'm sick of the party, party i'd run away i'd run away with you ooh this is the part you've got to say all that you're feeling, feeling packing a bag we're leaving tonight when everyone's sleeping, sleeping let's run away i'll run away with you ooh 'cause you make
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in love with you you use to be the first thing on my mind i know i'm just a friend to you that i will never get to call you mine but i still love you i'm sorry, i'm sorry i love you i didn't mean to say what i said i miss you, i mean it i tried not to feel it but i can't get you out of my head and i want you to miss me when i'm not around you i know that you're in town why won't you come around to the spot that we met i'm not the type of girl for you and i'm not going to pretend i'm the type of girl you call more than a friend and i break all the rules for you break my heart and start again i'm not the type of
more than a friend i bet she acts so perfectly you probably eat up every word she says and if you ever think of me i bet i'm just a flicker in your head but i still love you i'm sorry, i'm sorry i love you i didn't mean to say what i said i miss you, i mean it i tried not to feel it but i can't get you out of my head and i want you to miss me when i'm not around you i know that you're in town why won't you come around to the spot that we met i'm not the type of girl for you and i'm not going to pretend i'm the type of girl you call more than a friend and i break all the rules for you break my heart and start again
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[ cheers and applause ] >> seth: my thanks to dakota johnson, brian d'arcy james, adam mckay, carly rae jepsen everybody. [ cheers and applause ] janet weiss and of course fred armisen and the 8g band. stay tuned for carson daly. we'll see you tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] >> carson: good evening, everybody. this is the hotel cafe around me, i'm carson daly. you're watching "last call." thanks for that, good one tonight. brittany ashley's gonna take her drenge is gonna perfrom from the fonda. but first up, look out everybody, brazilian supermodel alessandra ambrosio is here to talk about this year's